Helena Daus

Helena M. Daus (Whalen)

Wednesday, September 5th, 1934 - Thursday, April 8th, 2021
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BRUNSWICK Helena M. Daus, 86, of North Lake Ave. passed away Thursday April 8, 2021 at her home. Born in Whitehall she was the daughter of the late William and Katherine Taft Whalen.

Helena was a medical secretary at Troy Internal Medicine for 12 years and retired in 2012. She also was a long time medical assistant to the late Dr. William Murray and also was employed by Questar and the late Dr. Sang Moon Kim. She was a member of the American Association of Medical Assistants. She enjoyed trips to the Thousand Islands with her family and in her spare time she was an avid reader.

Helena was the widow of Robert T. Daus Sr. and is the mother of Patricia A. Castiglione of Cropseyville and Robert T. Daus Jr. of Troy. She is the sister of Kathleen Taylor (Robert) of Granville, Robert Whalen (Diana) of Schuylerville, the late William Whalen, Agnes Esmond, John Whalen and Linda Veiga. She is the proud grandmother of Jennifer Hasbrouck (Skip) and Mark Castiglione Jr. (Casey Brinkman) as well as 7 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive as well as her canine grandchildren, Capone, Eddy and Amber.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 8:45 am from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford and at 9:30 am at Our Lady of Victory Church in Troy. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy.

Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-7 pm.

As per pandemic regulations, masks are required, social distancing and occupancy limitations observed.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 N Lake Ave., Troy, NY 12180 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 | 9:30am
    Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 9:30am
    Our Lady of Victory Church
    Marshland Ct.
    TROY, NY 12180
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Randall Patterson
  • Interment

    Oakwood Cemetery
    50 101st Street
    TROY, NY 12180
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Charlie O’Clair

Posted at 10:57pm
So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I really liked her. She was so much fun to be around and was a really great person. She will be missed. My prayers to your family at this time of sorrow. Charlie O’Clair

Mark and Tina Miller

Posted at 03:31pm
With our deepest sympathy and prayers.
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Lynn Brehm

Posted at 08:06am
Helena was a wonderful neighbor to me on Norfolk St for many years. I am very sorry to the family for their loss, she was a wonderful women. Lynn Pucci-Brehm

Linda Biittig

Posted at 06:14pm
Iam so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Biittig


Winnie and Patti N

Posted at 03:20pm
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